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MG 3 hatchback (2018 - )

The MG 3 is a very affordable supermini; it costs several thousand pounds less than some of its rivals. The latest model handles better than you might expect from a car of this price, and it’s had some decent updates to the interior. But, the old 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine remains, and it lacks the necessary puff, especially when compared with the perky, small turbocharged engines of the 3’s rivals. With a vague gearchange and an uncomfortable ride as well, there are a few compromises to make if you’re swayed by the 3’s price tag.
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The previous 3’s interior was very lacklustre, but it has been significantly updated for the 2018 model. The materials still feel cheap compared with those of rivals, but they're better than they were and they're acceptable given the low price.

There are some attempts at flair, with black and grey seats, red stitching and other red highlights. If you step up to the top Exclusive trim, you get a leather steering wheel and part-leather sports seats.

The driving position will be a little bit high up for some tastes, but the seats give decent support and the steering wheel also adjusts for reach and rake. Visibility is also pretty good.

Mid-range Excite trim brings an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. It’s brightly-coloured, but quite complicated to use, with confusing menus. There’s no built-in sat-nav available on any trim, so unless you’ve got an iPhone and can use Google Maps through Apple CarPlay, you’ll need a separate sat-nav.

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